THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals


The State,        Respondent,

v.

Jeffrey Johnson,        Appellant.


Appeal From Aiken County
James R. Barber, III, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2003-UP-502
Submitted May 30, 2003 Ė Filed August 26, 2003


APPEAL DISMISSED


Senior Assistant Appellate Defender Wanda H. Haile, of Columbia, for Appellant.

Attorney General Henry Dargan McMaster, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh and Assistant Deputy Attorney General Charles H. Richardson, all of Columbia; and Solicitor Barbara R. Morgan, of Aiken, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:† Jeffrey Johnson pled guilty to grand larceny and burglary in the second degree.† He was sentenced to three years for the burglary charge and three years, consecutive, for the grand larceny charge.† Johnsonís appellate counsel filed a brief pursuant to Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967).† Counsel additionally submitted a petition to be relieved from representation, asserting there are no directly appealable issues of arguable merit.† Johnson did not file a pro se response with the Court.

After a review of the record pursuant to Anders and State v. Williams, 305 S.C. 116, 406 S.E.2d 357 (1991), we dismiss the appeal and grant counselís petition to be relieved. [1]

APPEAL DISMISSED.

HEARN, C.J., CONNOR and ANDERSON, JJ., concur.


[1] We decide this case without oral argument pursuant to Rule 215, SCACR.